A-list celebrities and luxury motor yachts just seem to go hand in hand. Many celebrities own their own yachts, and others simply enjoy the ability to charter a yacht just about anywhere they visit, not only for the luxury, but the privacy a yacht charter affords.
What does a jet-setting celebrity look for in luxury motor yacht charter? Take a look at these top 5 celebrities, and their 5 favorite yacht charters, as compiled by Boat International.
BEYONCÉ — HALO
Pop star Beyoncé didn’t let recent motherhood spoil her summer vacation aboard the Halo, Feadship’s 197 foot superyacht. Apparently Beyoncé, who was joined by her daughter and partner Jay Z on the superyacht, made a special arrangement with Halo’s owner to charter the magnificent boat. The yacht’s owner says he had her built after he was inspired by his own yacht chartering experiences!
WILL SMITH — MISCHIEF
Actor, producer, and singer Will Smith chose to enjoy a luxury yacht charter in Italy on board the 175 foot superyacht Mischief. Smith was joined on his vacation exploring the Amalfi Coast by his family as well as friend and fellow actor Denzel Washington. The distinctively blue-hulled yacht was refitted earlier this year following extensive upgrades to her interior and electronics last year.
BILL GATES — SERENE
Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates treated his family to a vacation aboard superyacht Serene off the coast of Sardinia in 2014. Built in 2011 by Fincantieri she was awarded a top spot at the World Superyacht Awards in 2012.
JUSTIN BIEBER — NEVER SAY NEVER
Despite it being named for one of his hits, and “the Biebs” leading his fans to believe he owned the Never Say Never, he was indeed merely enjoying all she has to offer as a charter yacht. The 120 foot luxury motor yacht was also used by Andy Samberg to shoot the I’m on a Boat video, while Ocean Award winner Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh, held their wedding reception on it in 2013.
LEONARDO DICAPRIO — TOPAZ
Wolf of Wall Street star, Leonardo DiCaprio, is no stranger to the delights and decadence of the yachting lifestyle. He has chartered several, and one of his favorites is the nearly 500 foot Topaz. One of 10 largest superyachts in the world, Topaz was built by Lürssen in 2012 and was designed by Tim Heywood.
You Do Not Have to Be a Celebrity Yacht Owner to be Treated Like One!
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